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care reform, one of the authors of this bill, mr. waxman, the ranking member of energy and commerce, from california. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. waxman: i thank the gentleman for yielding to me. the truth of the matter is no matter how many votes the republicans cast to repeal the affordable care act, and no matter how many distortions they spread about the law, there are some facts they cannot change. they cannot change the fact that because the affordable care act nobody in america can ever again be denied health insurance because they have a pre-existing condition. they cannot change the fact that a woman can never be charged more than a man for the same coverage. they cannot change the fact that a family will never again be left without coverage just because their child's hospital bills got too high. these facts are stubborn. they are inconvenient for my republican colleagues, so they ignore them and they deny them. republicans have voted or will today 50 times to try to take away the basic security and freedom guaranteed by the aff
of the leverage that president putin does have. partly, he has the energy, which flows underneath ukraine and supplies so much of europe. and more than that, he has now threatened, we are told, to no longer use the united states dollar as a currency on the world market. what if he did that? maria bartiromo from the fox business network will join us next to talk about the ramifications of such a thing. whether he could do it and what it would mean to our economy. would it, as the russians say, cripple our economy? that's next. t! [bell rings] this...is jane. her long day on set starts with shoulder pain... ...and a choice take 6 tylenol in a day which is 2 aleve for... ...all day relief. hmm. [bell ring] "roll sound!" "action!" [ chainsaw whirring ] humans -- sometimes liferips us up. sometimes we trip ourselveup. and although the mistakes may seem to just keep coming at you, so do the solutions. like multi-policy discounts from liberty mutual insurance. save up to 10% just for combining your auto and home insurance. call liberty mutual insurance at... [ thump ] to speak with an insurance
. the energy minister went on about climate change. -- i haven'ting to had time to get into the climate change debate. [laughter] he is the energy minister, mr. speaker. as a happy that there are climate change deniers in his government that is he happy that there are climate change deniers in his government? >> i praise him for his commitment to climate change. i like the new style. i think this is much more refreshing. his government has a solid track record of cutting carbon and investing in nuclear. the biggest energy program we have seen in this country for the first time in a long time we are on track to the renewable target. let's congratulate him on the record on the energy environment. >> the whole country would have heard they cannot answer the question about whether you need to believe in man-made climate change to be part of his government. part to be ac matter of individual conscience. these to be the thing that was a passion above all else. >> order. order. >> the questions and the answers will be heard however long it takes for those who are exercising their vocal cords and the
changing for centuries. the energy minister went on about climate change. you are not going to draw me on that. i haven't had time to get into the climate change debate. [laughter] he is the energy minister, mr. speaker. will the prime minister clarify, is he happy that there are climate change deniers in his government? >> this is obviously the new approach to prime minister's questions. you come in and praise the prime minister for his commitment to climate change. i like the new style. i think this is much more refreshing. this government has a solid track record of cutting carbon and investing in nuclear. the biggest renewable energy program we have seen in this country, for the first time in a long time we are on track to the renewable target. perhaps he would like to get up again and congratulate me on the record on the energy environment. >> the whole country will have heard they cannot answer the question about whether you need to believe in man-made climate change to be part of his government. it was a basic part to be a matter of individual conscience. it used to be the thing
. why? because rush ha is blackmailing europe over energy. supplies a third of oil and natural gas to the eu. the more oil and natural gas the u.s.a. and canada can produce and distribute, the weaker russia becomes on the world stage i fervently hope president obama understands that finally, there is barack obama's legacy. hear's a satirical picture posted on fox nation showing the contrasting styles of putin and obama. obviously the russian leader sees himself as macho man. the president sees himself as a renaissance man who wants to accommodate. but there is no accommodating putin. and if the u.s.a. looks weak on this one, believe me, we'll pay a heavy price. as will the president's historical reputation. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight reaction joining us from boston fox news military analyst colonel david hunt and -- am i making mistakes here, mr. whiten? >> no, i don't think so. i would add a few other things to the list. you know, we can be specific with building -- helping central europe get free of russian energy. it's russian energy that's been used agai
, pointing out that russia is germany's biggest supplier of energy. we know that merkel spoke with our president last night. she spoke with putin several times since the crisis started. could she be a key player in potentially resolving this situation? >> yes. absolutely. i mean, germany, after all, is the most important military and economic power in europe. the problem here, as you rightfully point out, is that most of germany's natural gas supplies run through that natural gas pipelines through ukraine, from russia, to germany. she's already signaled that she's not in favor of imposing economic sanctions on russia. well, if she's not in favor of supporting economic sanctions on -- on russia as well as denying russia a space in the g-8 and turning that into the g-7, it sort of defangs the capacity of the united states to act forcefully with putin if he decides that, well, what -- what matters to him if he moves his forces into eastern ukraine. who's going to stop him. >> yeah, and josh, i also want to touch on the energy and economics issues which are important here. >> yeah. >> a lo
and energy expansion cancelling preparations for a g8 summit in sochi, russia are temporary and could be reveersed. if the united states and its western allies hit russia with economic sanctions or deny moscow access to global financial networks and key international bank accounts the damage to the russian economy could be longlasting and it could put u.s.-russian relations in the deepest, most confrontational stance they've been in the entire obama presidency. some believe putin has overplayed his hand and will not fire shots in crimea and will not move his forces into less friendly parts of ukraine. with canada great britain, france, and germany all against russia moscow's own status in the g8 is also in jeopardy. these nations are also preparing, along with the united states, an economic package to rescue the transitional and fragile government in ukraine itself. the united states doesn't need or want to punish russia necessarily for this violation of the international law. it wants moscow to back off and ease the tensions. right now, as elizabeth palmer ju
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for natural gas and energy from russia to europe. when you look at the region you can see that half of russian exports are to the european union. this is all-important. those are the major pipelines we're looking tlat. in terms of stocks you're not seeing the big dramatic impact at the opening bell that we thought. at worse you had dow futures down 160 points now down about 100. here's the conventional wisdom. russian stock market got slammed. the russian currency slammed. russian businessmen outraged, very concerned about what's going to happen to their economy. now you hear people saying that maybe, just maybe those russian markets are going to be a very powerful diplomat and temper some of the saber rattling we've been seeing, that big reaction in russian markets means perhaps the worst is behind us because why in the world would anybody try to do anything to make markets continue to be unstable there. that's the thinking right now. dow is down about 100 points. >> only two minutes in and more than 100 points. let's bring in our global economic analyst. what's your take. why this quick coll
a relatively modest economy with the exception of its energy capabilities and leverage. it's got a military that has a lot of nuclear weapons it's a conscript military. he is, today, punching way above his weight class, and the united states is punching way below ours. >> mr. secretary, thank you for talking to us, you bet. >> as the ukraine crisis gets worse even the mainstream media -- washington editorial saying president obama's foreign policy based on fantasy. former u.n. ambassador john bolton joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening, glad to be with you from london. >> yes. i don't mean to be heart beat on editorial. seems to be a departure when the "the washington post" comes out and uses the term fantasy at such an ominous time it's an accurate description of what's going on. the president's main problem is that he just doesn't care about america national security issues. he doesn't focus on it. he said back in the 2008 campaign that his priority was transforming american society. that's what he is up to. so, in 2008, nato made a terrible mistake when the europeans rejected our
is so dependent on russia for its daily energy consumption that there's only so far they will ever be willing to push against russia no matter what russia does? so far they've been willing to say they will cancel a summit that was due to be held in russia and they're all saying more or less derogatory things about vladimir putin and his recent actions but not much more. can europe do more? are their hands tied by their dependence on russia in economic terms? can europe go further without hurting themselves? joining us now is p.j. crowley. he's a former assistant secretary of state for public affairs, currently a fellow at the george washington university institute for public diplomacy and global communication. mr. crowley, thank you very much for being here. >> always a pleasure, rachel. >> is there a limit on how hard the eu and the u.s. will push russia on this or any other issue? >> i think there's a style difference. europe prefers coordination, consultation, you know, convincing argument as opposed to confrontation. and obviously at 28 it's difficult to get consensus within th
program and washington said it should be allowed to produce energy. mr. obama will hold a similar meeting with the president in two weeks. orthodox jews were in west jerusalem over the weekend. they were protesting a law being debated in the israeli parliament with men to be drafted into military service and orthodox jews have been exempt and they want to keep it that way. >> it's important to tell the state of isreal that we are opposed to their political philosophies that we feel that the contribution that the elements of society are making will help the army and through our contributions and the religious spectrum we are arm and arm with the army, helping the state of israel. >> reporter: the new legislation is expected to pass in the next few weeks. ultra orthodox jews makeup 10% of israel's population. a california state lawmaker facing corruption charges says he is taking a paid leave of absence and he is accused of accepting about 100,000 in bribes including meals and golf games in exchange for his political influence. he is pleading not guilty. and he is the second california sta
. the energy minister when asked about climate change said this -- you're not going to draw me on that. i haven't had time to get into the climate change debate. [laughter] he is the energy minister, mr. speaker. will he clarify? is a habit of climate change deniers in this government? >> this is a new approach to prime minister's questions. you come to the house of commons and praise the prime minister for his commitment to climate change. [shouting] i like the new style but i thought -- i think this is much more refreshing. this government has a solid track record of cutting carbon, negotiating internationally, to of investing in nuclear, the biggest renewable energy program that we've seen in our countries history. for the first time in a long, we are on track to meet up renewable target. perhaps he would like to get up again and congratulate me for this excellent record on the environment. [shouting] >> the whole country will have heard he cannot answer the question about whether, about whether you need to believe in man-made climate change to be part of his government. he's gone from think
of russia's foreign trade is with europe. it depends on energy sales to europe for a large percentage of its state budget. it really depends on the the eu and u.s. are acting together here or if the u.s. is acting alone. >> thank you very much indeed, reporting also that as far as europe is concerned, russia supplies a quarter of all its energy needs, the oil and gas supplies, a lot of it through ukrainian pipelines as well. we will be covering all the developments here of course in this huge country of ukraine, all around ukraine. also those meetings in paris and those nato meetings with russian members as well in brussels a little later on today as well. all those developments, you can follow them on the bbc website, bbc.com/news, also twitter @bbctimwillcoxs. >>> pope francis has strongly defended the record of the catholic church. in a rare interview with an italian newspaper, the pope said no one had done more to root out pedophil pedophilia. last month it was claimed that they allowed systematic coverups. the bbc's alan johnston is in rome and joins us now. particularly given the u.n.'
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of energy based on the idea that we could see sanctions on russia. obviously, we're waiting today for further news on just what action the west is going to take. but right now, we're seeing brent and u.s. crude higher in trade this morning. the dow is down around 0.8%. we've got dollar/ruble trading at five-year highs. i mentioned those actionses and the potential oil impact, gas impact. gazprom one of the key losers for the russian market. we've got a broader impact as far as the russian markets are concerned than what we're seeing in poland, as well. so the real dominating factor is the ukraine. thousands of russian troops are focused in the crimea region following a dramatic weekend in the ukraine. this is a declaration of war by vladimir putin. u.s. secretary of state john kerry condemning russia's actions and will travel to kiev tomorrow for talks with the new ukrainian government. >> president putin is using force in a completely inappropriate manner. fears he's going to lose on the international stage. russia is going to lose. >> steve, it's the one possible benefit of seei
ukraine has a very high energy subsidies. it pays a fifth of the import price. energy has to rise as well. that's really, really important. it is important for getting rid of corruption. other bits are likely to be stabilization. that's the good news. the final bit is banking sector reform. the exchange rate when it weakens will credit a big hole and that one needs to be filled. >>> take a look at this, would you? is this the future of aviation? investors behind this giant airship believe it could revolutionize oil exploration to disaster relief operations. it will be able to lift 50 tons of cargo. it has been sold back to the british firm. it has won the financial backing of one of britain's most success rock stars as richard wescott has been finding out. >> reporter: inside britain's big of aircraft hangar, something is growing. beating into life the world's longest flying machine. looks like an airship, but it isn't because it doesn't float. what you can see from here is that unique shape. it's actually designed more like a wing than a traditional airship so it can generate lift. air s
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in energy aid to the ukraine. we'll keep you posted on this as we learn more coming in live right now. >>> and then today starts a senate debate on the nominee to head the civil rights division at the department of justice. he is now facing harsh criticism for defending that cop killer in court. the widow of that fallen police officer spoke with us earlier this morning on "fox & friends." listen to what she had to say. >> my husband would feel that this is evil, it's unjust, and they really need to look at the facts of who this man is that they are nominating. >> she says she's been trying to speak to the senate about this nomination, but she's getting no response from senate leadership. not even getting her phone calls returned. >>> a minnesota high school is under fire this morning after forcing this freshman to stand outside for ten minutes in the freezing cold in a wet bathing suit. the 14-year-old was in the school's pool when the fire alarm went off. a small science experiment triggered the alarm and the teen-ager was rushed out of the building with no time to put on any dry clo
this power plant can produce enough energy for about 600,000 homes. generating electricity that's cleaner and reliable, with fewer emissions-- it matters. ♪ >>> it looks like russian forces are consolidating on crimean. up to 12 trucks of russian troops have crossed into the eastern city of kerch from russia and the movement is being described by ferry. how far will russia go? the retired u.s. army general is joining me. thanks for coming in. if you take a look at russian forces versus ukrainian forces, 845,000 russian troops, 129,000 russian troops, tanks, two to one, combat aircraft, nearly 1400. russian combat aircraft, 221. there's no match. >> no. >> between those two militaries. so if it came down to a war between ukraine and russia, it's over. >> but ukraine has -- is part of a much larger organization in the european community and i don't think it would just be russia against ukraine. >> let's talk about that. let's hope the russias don't decide to move beyond crime and move eastward toward kiev arguing that the president yanukovych, he's still the president, he needs help to --
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the cuffs on the system. the chief executive of america's largest energy company has joined all speak to oppose the construction of a new one to town. in his home that can be useful for kate. the head of excellent although was quick to say he doesn't apply as a training technique has worn on the view from his time being bland. it is the key is to excuse his leftist or environmental activists of indians ironically i was sitting in the rain full of people who were there to benefit the town of art and failed to enact a month moratorium on the sterling per minutes. and so it was very surreal for us to hear read thrillers and talking about. and and slightly wider powers that my hse and islam can be used when these people sitting in on and had water dripping from my dishwasher dishwasher they had a rash it. there were so many toxic release if the gas near their homes that they had the feedback you wait. five hundred and one really fits in just one year they had to wake your small children out at night any that you wake in the middle of the night to steal a get away from these toxic gases th
providing more energy to europe. europe depends on russian gas. putin is banking on that, that europe won't act in this situation. we could start in the long term changing that energy balance. getting more american gas to europe. >> mr. ambassador, where can the west find leverage over russia? the u.s. needs to work with them. it's not an isolated incident. we have syria we have iran. david is just talking about the major economic and energy ties there with europe. so where does the leverage come from? >> i think we should not overstate the problems of pushing back very hard against the russians. the russians, yes, they are trying to be somewhat helpful in our conversations with iran. and we need them to do something on syria, but they've not been key to either of these. certainly not on the iran side. we can deal with the iran negotiations on nuclear, without the russians. so i don't think we should be constrained by other issues to a great degree. and pushinging back very hard against this russian aggression. >> david, do you get the sense that president putin wants to actually claim cr
states will then have to submit all policies on energy, climate, shaping the market. if these policies contribute to bolstering europe's economic strength or not. european policies are to improve the framework for initiative, innovation, entrepreneurship and employment. this means that we need to cut unnecessary red tape at the european level that hampers our companies in germany just as in the united kingdom. we always have to measure up with the best of them in the world. therefore, european rules and regulations need to be subject to regular reviews just national rules and regulations. should they prove to be superfluous, they have to be scrapped. this is why we have seen to it that the european commission finally takes the issue of better regulation seriously and acts on it. the european commission may only regulate where member states have not passed sufficient regulations themselves. the principal needs to be respected more in europe. it is in this spirit that britain and germany ought to set priorities for the work of the future commission together with our partners. we are grat
, it is quite depend on this dun. it is depend for transiting at least 60% of it's e.u. bound energy gas. also, russian banks major banks have large investments in this country. i think even president putin stated a figure that $28 billion worth exposure in the ukraine, and today we already learned that two major banks have a russian banks have been winding down and of course, russian investors just like any invest the the the tor, would be very worried about a political instability. and this is having a mitigating, curbing impact on how russia will treat the ukraine and the new government in the testimony cooing months. >> okay, ukraine and russia, analysts with ihs global incite, thank you for the your time. >> thank you. >> now the, angle americale has become she ao warned she doesn't support the reform that prime minister david cameron wants. nadine barber reports. >> europe's most powerful politician the, in one of it's oldest parliaments. angel merkel told the politicians how much she respected british, but reforming the union prime minister, don't get your hopes up. >> i have been told
. russia iso say that putting pressure on ukraine. there are challenges with respect to their energy sources. we are committed firmly to the direction they have chosen for themselves. we will talk about the neighborhood, the region. i look forward to a timely conversation as i depart for tf. >> thank you for this conversation. grateful.remely we are building a functioning institution. tolerantilding a society, making sure that we are ofe to ensure the benefits the citizens of mobile the. a strategicch dialogue, which i am sure will be extremely important in building a more functioning society. we were able to resume the activities of the trade commission because we are indeed accessterested to spend -- we would like to see more american investment in the economy. the response from the usc cr is extremely promising. we will launch today to make sure that there are working groups. numeric and step forth -- it is about the security cooperation. some verythe region .egative developments unfolding since we are the neighbor of ukraine -- [indiscernible] everything that happens in ukraine i
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to bring back america to what america used to be. they wanted the strength, the energy, the excitement that most of us have to be americans. in little old idaho, they partyd, you know, the tea patriots are so racist -- they decided they wanted a puerto rican mormon to be there congressman. [laughter] [applause] so hard for me that in my primary i got outspent 5-1. they could not raise the money. but they raised the forces to beat the establishment. and i won my race by nine points. when the preferred candidate of the establishment lost, the ok.ded that a were the establishment decided they did not want me to be here in washington dc, so they were not going to help me in my race. they decided to move onto other races. party, and many of you in idaho, decided that they wanted me to win. 6-1 in my general election. guess what? i won that race by 10 points. [applause] i am here to tell you that you can and have made a difference for the united states. it is important that you get together and make a difference again in 2014. we need to take our country back. whated to remind americans the
and in return we'll give you 30% off your energy prices. that's business the russians will not let the black sea fleet go. >> alfromthat's all from london. >>> protesters in venture swa lahr are holding more rallies they refuse to negotiate with nicholas maduro until all arrested are released. maduro says the protests are part of a washington-backed coup. the rally started almost a month ago when students in the western states demanded better security. protesters are also frustrated with the rate of inflation, currently at 56%. a high crime rate and shortages of basic goods. at least 18 people have been killed and 250 injured in the demonstrations. daniel is liver for us in caracas. update us on the protests, if you will, daniel. >> reporter: well, thousands of people, opposition protesters have been marching, still marching here in caracas. they came from four different points around the city to meet in the center, in a central plaza. it's difficult at this stage to game the numbers. it's very important today as far as the opposition is concerned that they have this show of strength. to keep th
are a is germany's biggest supplier of energy, putin can live in whatever world he wants to live. in german also told. the italian government wants to quote suspend the preparations for the g-8 summit in russia. said to be held in june. not suspend the summit. suspend preparations. oooh. can you see that putin is having a grand old time violating international law and watching the western powers kneel. today in ukraine secretary of state kerry put forth more rhetoric. >> the russian government, out of excuses, hiding its hand behind falsehoods, intimidation, provocations. hearts of ukrainians and the eyes of the world. there is nothing strong about what russia is doing. >> he has to read that kerry has to read that off the paper. talk from the heart mr. secretary. in way you have got to hand it to putin. he knows themep west is weak. he knows president obama will most likely not be able to rally the european nations against him. in short putin knows he can pretty much know what he wants to do and he is enjoying the speck cackle. a lot of attention on that narcissist. the north atlantic treaty o
in the decade the sgr was actually allowed to go into force, but it takes energy from health care, doctors, and others who come to washington to do everything they can to see their compensation is no lower than it was the year before. this can't be a good way to pursue this for lots of reasons. the cbo has -- congressional budget office, has come up with a lower number to permanently fix this than we with have ever seen before, and we should take advantage of the lower number and permanently fix it however we need to. it was always in my view a phony pay-for and surely, there were people who were smarter than me who could have figured out when the bill was on the floor that we were not going to be cutting compensation every year so what would we do? just use this as an excuse to have health care providers come back and say okay if you don't want the cut what else can you give us? that can't be the best way to move forward. it's time to stop kicking that can down the road and do as much as we k. i think chairman wyden w
river until testing. they urge residents not to eat from the river, either. a duke energy power plant leaked more than 80,000 tons of sludge into the river. the federal government is launching a criminal investigation now into the spill. >> there have been huge strides made in the battle against childhood obesity, our children slimming down. >> we're talking about preschool age kids. >> that's right, toddlers, kindergarteners, kids ages two to five. it's a significant age group, because doctors say children who are overweight that young are more likely to be overweight as duties. let's show you the strides made in the last decade. obesity rates for children dropped 43% from 14% 10 years ago to about 8% between 2011 and 2012. food and health activists are praising the progress. >> what's amazing is that it seems like some of the initiatives happening are actually working. whether that's parents buying and serving food to their children or early intervention, things like breastfeeding and the reduction of sugary drinks are actually working, which is great news for the whole country. >>
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tech manufacturing and energy and exports and american innovation. that's job number one. number two is training more americans with the skill they need to fill those good jobs. our workforce is prepared for the jobs of tomorrow. part three. guaranteeing every young person in the country access to a world class education from pre-k all the way to a college education like the one you are getting here. that's why over the past five years, working with the outstanding congressional delegation, we have been able to make sure that grand dollars are going further than before. we took on a student loan system that gave billions of taxpayer dollars to the big banks and said let's use them to give more students what they need to go to college. that's why we are offering millions of young people a chance to cap student loan payments at 10% of income. you need to check it out and go to the website at the department of education and find out how to be eligible. more young people are earning college degrees than ever before. of course and i know your president won't disagree with this, you have t
and the energy they have brought to the electoral process. my gripe is not with the tea party. my gripe is with some washington organizations and feel like they have to go raise money by .eating up on me and others >> some members have pushed you to places you do not want to be. five years in -- leader. as the i do not think it has changed at all. my job is to listen to my colleagues, to work with my calling about and to fight with the common ground is so we can move forward. i don't believe things have changed at all. paste observation this week was an event that would cover here in washington. his assessment is that john boehner will likely set -- stepped down as speaker at the end of this year. agree or disagree? >> i think we have to wait for the election results. let's say the republicans have a very good year, they take control of the senate, which handicappers from's new andenberg -- stu rothenberg others think is more likely than not. usually, the republicans pick up in the house. john boehner would have a chance to pass legislation that would reach president's desk. he might ve
banks, oil companies, energy companies, and that's when you start talking about real money. russia's trade, russia's very economy is dependent on access to the international finance system, its trade with europe. again europe lose as lot and that's why you're seeing opposition from the germans and british and others to more significant sanctions that have already been put on the table by the u.s. >> jim, educate our viewers. how common is it for a country that has in sanctions imposed upon it to take the retaliatory step of seizing the asset, confiscating the assets of private companies. >> well, listen. it's happened. you know the expert in seizing assets i suppose you would say is the u.s. this is a tactic the u.s. has used in a number of instances. iran being the most recent one. unfreezing those iranian assets is part of this nuclear deal or unfreezing a portion of the frozen assets is part of the deal. so, you know, if you get down that path, it certainly happened before. but, you know, i think that it does show that, you know, it's a hard thing to control just like on the gro
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